Wednesday, August 19, 2015

CC Cycle 1 Weeks 1-12 Craft Links

I collected links for printables, crafts and activities to go along with our books and read alouds and History sentences.  I tried to choose those that can eventually fit in a binder.  So, you won't find salt dough maps or large/bulky crafts here.  While those are super fun, I have found that if I can 3 hole punch it...it has a better change of being filed and stored in their portfolios.

Blessings to you and yours!

Here's the dropbox file:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6a3hwkpu8d2yqpy/CC%20Cycle%201%20Craft%20Links.docx?dl=0


Thursday, August 6, 2015

Cycle 1 Literature List: Picture Book and Read Aloud list

It's no secret that I love books.  I love learning about people, places and things from real books.  When we went through Cycle 1 three years ago, I posted this list that went along with books from either Five in a Row or Homeschool Share year:
Original Cycle 1 reading list (from our first time through Cycle 1)

Here's our current one (with a craft list coming soon)
Cycle 1 Booklist (Round Two)

Cycle 1 Reading List for Year: ________________________________
Week
Picture Book
Read Aloud/Chapter Book
Notes

1

10 Commandments
The Littlest Mountain by Barb Rosenstock
10 Commandments
Sarah and Paul Go to the Museum by Derek Prime



2

Egypt
Rookie Read About Geography: Nile River
By Allan Fowler
Egypt
Seeker of Knowledge: The Man who Deciphered Egyptian Hieroglyphics by James Rumford


3
Greek/Roman gods
Norman the Doorman by Don Freeman
Greece
Our Little Spartan Cousin  by Julia Darrow Cowles
-   Find  Hermes/Mercury connection in ‘Norman’
-   ‘Spartan Cousin’ $1.99 Kindle Edition

4
Greece
Aesop for Children illustrated by Milo Winter
Greece
Growing Up in Ancient Greece by Chelepi


5

Rome
Ottavia e I Gatti di Roma by Claudia Cerulli
Rome
Our Little Roman Cousin by Julia Darrow Cowles
- ‘Roman Cousin’ $1.99 Kindle

6

Rome
Pompeii: Burned Alive by Edith Davis
Rome
Imagination Station: Doomsday in Pompeii by Herring/McCusker


7

India
Can Brown Eyes be Made Blue?  MacKenzie
India
The Hidden Jewel by Dave and Neta Jackson
- Both books this week focusing on Missionary to India: Amy Carmichael.

8

India
The Story of Little Babaji by Bannerman
India
The Story of Lord Clive by Lang and Orr
- ‘Lord Clive’ $2.99 Kindle

9
China
The Empty Pot by Demi Growing up in Ancient China by Teague
China
The Great Wall of China by Fisher
Jr. World Explorers: Marco Polo by Graves


10
Japan
A Pair of Red Clogs by Matsuno
Japan
The Japanese Twins by Perkins
- ‘Twins’ free on Kindle

11
Byzantine Empire/Middle East
The Very First Christmas by Meier
Crusades
Stories from the Crusades by Kelman


12
Middle East
Day of Ahmed’s Secret by Heidi

Middle East
Arabs in the Golden Age by Moktefi






Week
Picture Book
Read Aloud/Chapter Book
Notes

13

Africa
Moon Shines Down by Margaret Wise Brown
Africa
Stories from Africa by Inquisicorp



14

Africa
Mosquitoes buzz in Peoples Ears by
By Allan Fowler
Africa
Africa is my Home: A Child of the Amistad by Monica Edinger


15
Africa/Explorers
David Livingstone: Courageous Explorer by: Meloche
Africa/Explorers
Story of David Livingstone by Golding
-   ‘Story of David..’ Kindle .99 c

16
Mexico
Hill of Fire by Lewis
Mexico
Guide to Mexico by Highlights



17

Mexico
Say Hola to Spanish by Elya
Aztecs
Secret Agent Jack Stalwart: The Quest for Aztec Gold by Hunt


18

Rome
Pompeii: Burned Alive by Edith Davis
Rome
Imagination Station: Doomsday in Pompeii by Herring/McCusker


19

North American Indians
North American Indians  Gorsline
North American Indians
Vostaas by Buffalo


20

North American Indians
Grandmother’s Adobe Dollhouse by Smith
North American Indians
Cities in the Sand by Warren


21
Canada
Very Last First Time by Andrews
Canada
Kids Book of Canadian Explorers by Owens



22
Canada
Good Night by Canada by Gamble
Canada
Paddle to the Sea by Holling


23
South America
Nate Saint: Heavenbound by Meloche
South America
The Fate of the Yellow Wood Bee by Jackson


24
Napoleon/South America
Biblioburro by Winter

Napoleon/South America
The Story of Napoleon by Marshall

6 Step History and People/Places History Sheets

So this year we will begin our 5th year at Classical Conversations.  It will also be our eldest son's 2nd time through Cycle 1.  He'll have one more pass through this Cycle before he goes to Challenge.  I love that he's getting layer upon layer of learning this History.

I love when my kiddos make connections with their History sentences, literature, the Bible, etc.

However, my eldest son, (let's just call him A) is not so much into arts-y/craft-y stuff.  He has always been a 'spewing out what he knows' kind of guy or 'reading all he can get his hands on a topic' kind of dude.

So I put together this to help him (and me) track his History learning.  We do not have a History Curriculum per se.  We use CC Cycle 1 History sentences as our 'spine'.  I then have a gazillion lot of supporting books like 'Story of the World', 'Pages of History', Usborne Encycolpedia's and a great many other non-fiction books.  On top of that, I have selected a picture book and chapter book/read aloud for my children to go along with each History sentence.  I love to read, A loves to read, my two littles love to be read to....this works for us.  See our History Picture books and Read Alouds here.

Without further ado here is 6 Step History and the 'People/Places' sheets.  A will fill these out each week.  And, he'll have fun or else....kidding on that one...hahhaha.  I think he'll like having it spiral bound and not fishing for Notebook pages or Narration sheets.  At the end of the year he'll have a great record of what he has learned in History --History---History--History:)

6 Step History



People-Places History Pages



Monday, February 23, 2015

History Enrichment Week 19: NATO



Links:



-          Treaty
-          Organization
-          Allies
-          Alliance
-          Communism

Activities

-          Directions: N, S, E, W
-          Oceans: Arctic, Indian, Atlantic and Pacific ‘tune to Ring around the rosie’
-          Color NATO countries blue and Communist (former) RED (use the links above)
-          Color the Nato flag: http://flagartist.com/art/svg/flags/nato-black-white-line-flag-scallywag-flag-svg/
-      Watch Torchlighters 'Richard Wurmbrand' (available on Amazon Instant) and discuss and do some of the free printables found on resources page.   http://www.torchlighters.org/index.php/resources/guides/

Books:

Breaking Stalin’s Nose
Red Kite, Blue Kite
Rechenka’s Eggs
*Raggedy Andy (very loosely mentioned on Homeschool Share)